22062022-TT-01.qxd 6/21/2022 10:47 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 171 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH BIGGEST RAIL STRIKE IN 30 YEARS BRINGS UK TO STANDSTILL WORLD /thetribunechd JeM ULTRA AMONG FOUR TERRORISTS GUNNED DOWN J&K SENSEX SURGES 934 PTS AMID FIRM GLOBAL CUES BUSINESS EAM TO ATTEND RWANDA COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT BACK PAGE wednesday | 22 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com NDA fields Murmu, tribal leader MVA govt in trouble: Rebel Shinde in Guj from Odisha; Oppn picks Sinha with 20 Sena MLAs Tribune News Service PREZ CANDIDATES PM Narendra Modi at a yoga event in Mysuru, Karnataka. PTI YOGA BECOMING WAY OF LIFE: PM Yoga Day has become an international festival, PM Modi said on Tuesday as people worldwide performed asanas to mark the International Day of Yoga. BACK PAGE New Delhi, June 21 The ruling BJP today fielded former Governor of Jharkhand Draupadi Murmu (64) to take on the joint Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha (85) in the July 18 presidential election. Murmu, once elected, will be India’s first tribal President and the second-ever woman to hold the highest office after Pratibha Patil. Announcing Murmu’s name, BJP chief JP Nadda said the party’s parliamen- ■ Murmu (64), once elected, will be India’s first tribal President and the second-ever woman to hold the highest office ■ Appointed first woman Governor of Jharkhand in 2015, she became the first to complete the 5-year term in the state ■ Sinha (85), IAS officer-turned-politiDraupadi Murmu cian, quit BJP in 2018 to join TMC tary board chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliberated on 20 names, but decided to field a tribal leader from east India, Yashwant Sinha preferably a woman. The BJP said Murmu symbolised “sabka saath, sabka vishwas” and rose from humble beginnings in a tribal household to No rollback, India needs young force: NSA Doval New Delhi, June 21 Asserting that the Agnipath scheme will not be rolled back, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval today said with paradigm shift in security scenario, India needed a change in the armed forces so as to have “a young military of a young nation”. Doval said, “The (idea of) war is undergoing a great change. There will be contactless wars with the invisible enemy. Technology is taking ‘INDIA WON’T TOLERATE WILL GUARANTEE JOBS TO AGNIVEERS: KHATTAR CHINA TRANSGRESSION’ NSA Doval said India won’t tolerate any transgression by China at the LAC. “We have made our intentions very clear to China.” Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has announced guaranteed government Group ‘C’ or Haryana Police jobs to Agniveers. CENTRE FILES CAVEAT IN SC ON PLEAS CHALLENGING AGNIPATH over at a rapid pace. We have to prepare for tomorrow.” The statement came at a time when violent protests against the Agnipath scheme are taking place across the country. Doval said there were “conflict entrepreneurs” with vested interest behind the protests. “Protest in a democracy is legitimate, but violence in any form cannot be justified and the law will catch up with them who indulged in vandalism and arson,” he said. Doval identified “conflict entrepreneurs” in this case as coaching centres and those who were up for discrediting the government at any cost. He said the scheme was part of PM Narendra Modi’s continued on page 9 the office of the Governor. Nadda lauded Murmu’s early days as a teacher in Odisha, how she later became a councillor, two-term MLA and eventually the first woman Governor of Jharkhand in 2015. With Murmu’s nomination, the BJP appears to have comfortably bridged the marginal gap that is left for it to cross the 50 per cent mark in the electoral college for the President’s election. Murmu’s candidature will get BJD chief and Odisha CM continued on page 9 edit: presidential battle Now, Popli booked under Arms Act Chandigarh, June 21 Within 24 hours of his arrest in a corruption case, Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli is in for more trouble with a fresh FIR lodged against him under the Arms Act. Another complaint alleging he demanded commission in a government project has been received against him. continued on page 9 Uddhav calls Cabinet meet today Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 21 Massive trouble is brewing in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) after Cabinet Minister Eknath Shinde rebelled against his party, leading to existential crisis for the MVA dispensation. After cross-voting in favour of the BJP in the MLC elections, putting the Uddhav Thackeray-led government on the line, rebel Sena leaders led by Shinde (a virtual number two in the ruling dispensation) last night landed in Surat, giving rise to multiple possibilities, including a split in the party. Sources said Shinde, claiming support of 35 MLAs, in his communication with Thackeray demanded a “patch-up” with the BJP To avoid the . anti-defection law, the support of at least 37 MLAs is required. There is no clarity over the exact numbers on the two sides. Reports suggest there are around 21 MLAs in Surat, five of them ministers and one Independent. Shinde, who is yet to speak PARTY POSITION IN MAHA SHIV SENA NCP CONG BJP OTHERS 56 53 44 106 29 288 SEATS MAGIC MARK 145 SHINDE DEMANDS PATCH-UP WITH BJP ■ MLA from a Thane seat, Shinde rose to become one of the most powerful in Sena after Thackerays ■ ‘Sidelined’, he’s upset with Aaditya Thackeray’s ‘interference’ in his ministry DOORS OPEN: BJP BJP’s state chief Chandrakant Patil said, “If Eknath Shindeled group makes an offer, we will surely consider it.” to the media, tweeted, “We are staunch Shiv Sainiks. Balasaheb has taught us Hindutva and we will never betray his ideology and Dharmaveer continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Multi-agency probe into HP ropeway incident PARWANOO: A multi-agency probe has begun to ascertain whether a human error or a technical snag led to the cable car incident at Parwanoo where 11 tourists were stranded. INSIDE 3 CRPF men killed in Odisha Maoist attack NEW DELHI: Three CRPF person- nel were killed in a Maoist attack in Patadhara Reserve Forest of Bheden block in Odisha's Nuapada district on Tuesday, the police said. PTI CBI nabs 5 in Biocon injection bribery case NEW DELHI: The CBI arrested Joint Drugs Controller SE Reddy, Biocon Biologics associate vicepresident LP Kumar and three others in ‘Insulin Aspart’ jab trial waiver bribery case. BACK PAGE
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